'''Arthur Scott Bailey''' (November 15, 1877 – October 17, 1949) was an American writer. He was the author of more than forty children's books. He was born in St. Albans (town), Vermont|St. Albans, Vermont
, United States
, the second child of Winfield Scott Bailey and Harriet Sarah Goodhue (a girl, Ellen was born in 1876). Winfield Bailey owned a dry goods shop that was stated to be "one of the most reputable of St. Albans mercantile concerns" and specialized in furs; namely ladies' fur coats, muffs and scarves. Bailey attended St. Albans Academy and graduated in 1896, in a class of only eleven other students. He then went on to the University of Vermont
in Burlington, Vermont
, where he became involved in a fraternal organization, Sigma Phi
(with which he was very active through at least 1915; he joined the organization's Catalogue Committee in 1914 as a vice chairman, after the resignation of Dr. Alexander Duane).
However, he left UVM in 1901...